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The Use of Force topic provides news, information and training on one the most commonly discussed areas in law enforcement training programs. Shooting skills and defensive tactics are critical to keeping officers alive out of harm's way. We cover all subjects—nothing is taboo in this discussion.
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2 officers shot near Denver; suspect held

Man shot and wounded two suburban Denver police officers Saturday night when they went to his residence to check on his welfare - Full Story

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Ind. officer dies after gun battle

Ind. officer dies after gun battle

Veteran Indianapolis officer died after he and another patrolman exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an alley Saturday night - Full Story

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ASU wants FBI civil rights investigation following arrest of professor

An Arizona State University officer involved in the arrest of an ASU professor in a video that went viral has been placed on leave - Full Story

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Man killed in Seattle OIS: 'I've got a pistol, too'

Police fatally shot a man Tuesday night after he led state troopers on a pursuit before pulling a gun on an officer.

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Video: Man killed in Seattle OIS: 'I've got a pistol, too'

Police fatally shot a man Tuesday night after he led state troopers on a pursuit before pulling a gun on an officer - Full Story

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Jury rejects lawsuit against BART officer in fatal shooting

Federal jury decided unanimously that the BART officer who shot Oscar Grant III in 2009 owed no compensation to Grant's father - Full Story

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Wash. man killed after stealing burrito, pulling gun on cop

43-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday morning after being confronted by an officer, following a report that the man had shoplifted a burrito - Full Story

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Court: Teen in Mexico shot by US agent had rights

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Mexican teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent was protected by the U.S. Constitution, even though he was on Mexican soil - Full Story

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Good Samaritans help Ohio cop under attack

Dash cam footage has been released of a pair of Good Samaritans aiding an officer involved in a brutal scuffle with a suspect.

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Video: Good Samaritans help Ohio cop under attack

Video: Good Samaritans help Ohio cop under attack

Dash cam footage has been released of a pair of Good Samaritans aiding an officer involved in a brutal scuffle with a suspect - Full Story



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